Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has launched “Operation Lone Star” to combat drug, people smuggling at the border after restrictions were eased.
Operation Lone Star was launched in cooperation with the Texas Department of Public Safety and the National Guard.
The operation will send law enforcement personnel, guardsmen, and resources to “high threat areas” of the border allegedly “deny Mexican Cartels and other smugglers the ability to move drugs and people into Texas.”
Texas Department of Public Safety’s Colonel Steve McCraw said there was a large surge of immigrants crossing the border and blamed Biden Administration’s reinstatement of the “catch and release” policy.
The US Customs and Border Protection at the Mexican border reported that undocumented migrant families who have crossed into South Texas were now being paroled into the United States as they awaited their asylum proceedings because of the policy.
“The crisis at our southern border continues to escalate because of Biden Administration policies that refuse to secure the border and invite illegal immigration,” added Abbot.
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